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sanctions against iran and making comments seen by some as anti-israel. gay rights advocates are also critical. 14 years ago, hagel called the u.s. ambassador nominee openly aggressively game he has since apologized. >> dangerous to roll the dice on this issue at a critical time where don't ask, don't tell needs to be implemented fully. >> reporter: hagel supporters are describe the vietnam veteran as uniquely qualified during a time of transition at the pentagon. he would oversee the withdrawal of troops from afghanistan and implement some of the deepest cuts in defense spending in years. >> i think chuck will bring some interesting and creative thoughts to a defense establishment which tends to be rather structured. >> reporter: president obama also nominated his counterterrorism adviser, john brennan, to serve as cia director. john brennan was considered for cia director back in 2008 but he withdrew his name when questions came up about whether he had supported controversial interrogation techniques under the bush administration. in washington, i'm danielle leigh, nbc news. >>> mor
and democrats are concerned hagel is soft on iran and too to have on our ally, israel. >> he's had a record of distinguished service, but he's profoundly wrong on a number of the most important national security issues that face our country today. >> reporter: hagel insists his views have been completely distorted. he's also under fire for criticizing a clinton nominee as "openly aggressively gay." >> it's dangerous to roll the dice on this issue. >> reporter: all questions lawmakers are eager to ask when confirmation hearings get underway. but hagel did get a high profile endorsement from former secretary of state general colin powell. powell says he's independent, bold and thinks outside the box. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. >>> thank you very much. still ahead at 11:00, the study that has big brother tracking you and your car. why some people say this one's an invasion of privacy. >>> and the giants' world series trophies go on tour. we'll let you know how you can follow when and where it's going to be next. >>> they're showing off a television four times as good as the one you ow
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